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Articles from the December 24, 2020 edition

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Night Out Wahkiakum

Top: Stephanie Leitz, left, was the emcee for a Wahkiakum Lions Club "Night Out Wahkiakum" holiday program which was streamed online last week and highlighted local talents like musicians Kyleen...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    December 24, 2020

County offering covid-19 vaccinations for seniors, health care providers

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) has received a limited initial allotment of Moderna brand COVID-19 vaccine and is scheduling appointments for vaccinations. In Monday news release, WCHHS Director Chris Bischoff said department staff...

 

County records 54th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for one additional COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident, the department announced in a Tuesday morning news release. This brings Wahkiakum to...

 

Council hears restaurant owner's request for on-street dining

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council scheduled a special meeting for next Tuesday to discuss the feasibility of establishing outdoor dining on Main Street. Restaurant owners urged the council to consider the idea as a means of supporting struggling...

 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, the total number of positive covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County had risen to 50. The number of active cases is not being reported by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services at this time. According to the Washington Department of Health,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 24, 2020

Commissioners OK open space applications, bid Backman goodbye

Wahkiakum County commissioners breezed through business Tuesday in what was the last meeting of the year for the board and the last meeting as a member of the board for Mike Backman. Backman has served eight years on the board but lost his bid for a...

 

School officials review covid learning process

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met last Thursday to hear reports and discuss a couple issues before the Christmas holiday. “We made it with kids from September 2 until today, and I know [we] feel excited about that,” K-8...

 

Opinion, yes, alternate reality, no

I hate to do this, especially in what should be a celebratory week, but this week, I'm going to toughen our standards for letters to the editor and refuse to print a letter that appears to be largely fiction. The writer repeats debunked claims that...

 

Liquor regulations force distillery out of business

To The Eagle: Eagle Cliffs Distillery, maker of Exalt Vodka, will cease operations effective Dec. 31. We ceased production of our high quality potato vodka and will sell as much stock as possible. Interested consumers and liquor licensees may call...

 

Covid has proven to be airborne

To The Eagle: A recent letter was rife with silly misinformation soured by a preening arrogance, sneering at anyone who “has a problem” with those who refuse to wear a mask during this epidemic. That author’s proud declaration “I don’t...

 

Do the right thing for the most vulnerable

To The Eagle: As a loyal reader of The Wahkiakum Eagle's Sheriff's Report, I am seeing an increase in incidences of people locking their keys in their vehicles then calling 911. On the face of it, this seems like a trivial misuse of emergency...

 

Community center coordinator ready to start new programs

The next time you step into the Community Center in Cathlamet, you might be lucky enough to meet the new coordinator, Cecile Bamer. Bamer has already been involved in many projects in Wahkiakum, provi...

 

Happy Holidays to one and all

WET AND WINDY--As this weekend before Christmas winds down, we are having some very wet and windy conditions, so in other words, normal weather just before the Christmas holiday. It seems when we all want to do that last minute shopping, the weather...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

State Parks offers two free days in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits. The first free day is Friday, Jan. 1, which gives visitors the opportunity to...

 

WDFW offers special hunt drawing for early hunter reporting

Hunters who report their 2020 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Sunday, Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2021, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Tourist Attractions for the Locals This may seem a bit redundant for some; however, in defense of the readers who have been bombarding me with questions about the area and what to look for as a...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 24, 2020

December 13 — 1:09 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that several people with flashlights were looking around his truck. The group left on foot, heading towards Beaver Creek. 3:37 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board of Directors held its monthly meetings on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. On Nov.17, the regular board meeting was preceded by a special workshop for the board to discuss the district’s upcoming ballot measure for...

 

New facility brings commercial kitchen, fish processing center

The FISH Center at Wahkiakum High School was finally completed this week, with the installation of a fire alarm system. The news is a bit anticlimactic, really, if one considers the whole story,...

 

New book highlights Corps of Discovery

The Columbia River Reader (CRR) of Longview has compiled into a book a 33-episode series chronicling the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey of discovery. Author Michael Perry wrote the columns for the reader in time for the 200th anniversary of...

 

Town awarded grant for high power EV charging station

The Town of Cathlamet has announced the conditional award of a $109,410 grant from state funding via the Washington State Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund to install the only DCFC (Level 3) high power fast-charging electric vehicle charging...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    December 24, 2020

New covid-19 case reported on Sunday; total rises to 53

Another Wahkiakum County resident has tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release on Sunday from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total to 53. The individual is symptomatic and in self-quarantine. There is no...

 

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